Shell has unveiled a low-carbon prototype car in a bid to demonstrate that internal combustion engines can be part of the solution to urban environmental problems.The ultra-light city car’s low-cost, low-carbon construction uses the kind of weight reduction and aerodynamics found in Formula One racing to minimise emissions and energy use.

Shell prototype

Welcome for Ed

Welcome Break has opened its first Ed’s Easy Diner site, at the South Mimms service station located at junction 23 of the M25 near Potters Bar. The refurbishment represents an investment of about £1m by the company, and has created 29 jobs.

Site owner fined

A petrol station owner has been fined more than £4,000 after he was prosecuted by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. Sultan Hayat, the owner of Bexhill Service Station, Barnhorn Road, Bexhill, pleaded guilty at Eastbourne Magistrates Court on Friday 1 April to two offences of failing to comply with formal requests for information related to an Improvement Notice and an Enforcement Notice. Hayat was fined a total of £4,028.60 which included full costs for the Fire Authority and a victim surcharge.

Greene steps down

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has announced that forecourt veteran Mike Greene, its former chairman and now the CEO of the My Local chain of convenience stores, has stepped down from its board. Greene chose to step down as both he and My Local’s trading director Neil Turton were represented on the board as co-opted directors, and he felt that it was appropriate for My Local to have only one representative on the ACS board.